About CALBASE Calcium Hydroxide Powder – Tooth Liner Base
Calcium hydroxide is a commonly used in dentistry for various applications. Its use is prevalent in endodontics as cavity base, liner. Calcium Hydroxide induces formation of secondary dentine in case of pulp exposure.
Pulp Capping: Calcium hydroxide is often used as a pulp-capping agent in direct pulp capping procedures. When a small exposure of the dental pulp occurs, such as during cavity preparation, a thin layer of calcium hydroxide may be applied to encourage the formation of reparative dentin and protect the pulp.
Root Canal Treatment: Calcium hydroxide is a common intracanal medicament in root canal therapy. After cleaning and shaping the root canal, a calcium hydroxide paste or suspension may be placed inside the canal to disinfect and promote healing. It has antimicrobial properties and helps neutralize bacterial byproducts.
Apexification: In cases where the root apex (tip) is not fully formed, a calcium hydroxide-based material may be used for apexification. This process encourages the formation of a calcified barrier at the root apex, facilitating the sealing of the root canal.
Resorption Treatment: Calcium hydroxide can be used to treat external root resorption. It helps arrest the resorptive process and promotes the repair of the affected root surface.
Temporary Filling Material: Calcium hydroxide can be used as a temporary filling material in certain situations. It provides a barrier to bacteria and protects the tooth while more definitive treatment is planned.
pH Regulation: Calcium hydroxide has a high pH, which creates an alkaline environment. This alkalinity is beneficial for its antimicrobial effects and its ability to stimulate the formation of mineralized tissue.
Biocompatibility: Calcium hydroxide is generally well-tolerated by the dental tissues and is considered biocompatible. It encourages the formation of hard tissue, such as dentin, which is important for the overall success of various dental procedures.
It’s important to note that while calcium hydroxide has been widely used in dentistry, newer materials and techniques continue to emerge, and their adoption may depend on factors such as case complexity, clinician preference, and patient-specific considerations. Additionally, the application of calcium hydroxide should be done with precision, and its use should adhere to established clinical guidelines and protocols. Always consult with a qualified dental professional for personalized advice based on specific dental needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are applications of JAYPEE ENDO Calbase calcium hydroxide in dentistry ?
Calcium hydroxide is included in several dental materials and antimicrobial formulations that are used in a number of treatment modalities in endodontics, including inter-appointment intracanal medications, pulp-capping agents, and root canal sealers.
Why is calcium Hydroxide used in dentistry ?
Calcium hydroxide has several properties that make it useful in endodontics. It has a high pH (approximately 12.5–12.8) and is classified chemically as a strong base. Its main actions are their effect on vital tissues, the induction of hard-tissue deposition, and the antibacterial properties.
Is Calcium Hydroxide antimicrobial?
The antibacterial activity of calcium hydroxide is effective against common endodontic pathogens .
What are specific indications for use of Calcium Hydroxide?
It is used during treatment of root perforations, root fractures, and root resorption and has a role in dental traumatology, for example, following tooth avulsion and luxation injuries .
How do I use calcium hydroxide powder?
Calcium Hydroxide powder is mixed with sterile water and made into a paste and placed into the cavities.
What are step in using JAYPEE ENDO CALBASE Calcium Hydroxide in endodontics?
Clean the canal: Instrument the canal and irrigate to remove all tissue from the radicular space.
Prepare the paste: Prepare a moderately stiff paste by mixing calcium hydroxide powder with sterile water.
Introduce the paste: Introduce the paste into the canal, packing the paste against the periapical tissue.
Close the tooth: Close the tooth with a temporary filling material. ZnTemp Zinc oxide temporary filling .
Recall the patient: Recall the patient in 2 weeks.
Is JAYPEE ENDO CALBASE Calcium hydroxide Biocompatible?
Calcium hydroxide is considered to be biocompatible. In a study conducted to evaluate the effect of different capping materials on the viability, proliferation, and differentiation of stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth, it was found that calcium hydroxide is biocompatible and maintains viability.
What are advantages of JAYPEE ENDO CALBASE Calcium Hydroxide ?
Calcium hydroxide has several advantages that make it useful in endodontics, including its high pH, antibacterial properties, and ability to induce hard-tissue deposition.
What are limitation of using Calcium Hydroxide in endodontics ?
Does not exclusively stimulate dentinogenesis.
Does exclusively stimulate reparative dentin.
Associated with primary tooth resorption.
May dissolve after one year with cavosurface dissolution.
Degrades upon tooth flexure.
Marginal failure with amalgam condensation.